Transgender / Transsexual

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

The global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November 7th, 2017 and included the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia,(…)

Transgender Soldier from Massachusetts Attending State of the Union

A Massachusetts native and soldier will be among those closely watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King, who is transgender, has been deployed to Afghanistan three times. Last year, the president announced plans to keep transgender individuals out of the military. “I thought to myself, ‘What am(…)

Department of Education Dismisses Complaints from Transgender Students

The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has determined it does not have jurisdiction over responding to discrimination on the basis of gender identity. This approach has led the office to dismiss multiple complaints by transgender students. The department’s Office for Civil Rights has told at least three transgender students that it is no(…)

Appeals Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Attempt to Delay Enlistment of Transgender Service Members

A federal appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to further delay enlistment of new transgender service members in the armed forces. The ruling comes in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case, Stone v. Trump. The trial court prohibited the government from implementing President Trump’s unconstitutional ban on transgender people serving in the military(…)

On This Transgender Day of Remembrance Here is a List of Those Killed

To mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, it’s important to honour victims of hatred. The Trans Murder Monitoring Project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance organisers have compiled lists of each murder of a trans and gender non-conforming person.  Collecting information on these deaths is complicated by the fact that many trans people are misgendered in(…)

HRC Releases Guide on Engaging Prospective Transgender and Non-binary Foster and Adoptive Parents

Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, released Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents, a groundbreaking new guide designed to help foster care and adoption agencies recruit, certify and support qualified transgender and non-binary adults to become resource parents for young people who need safe, welcoming homes. “With more than(…)